Early Spring Fishing Tips

Winter is slowly turning into spring, which means you might be ready for an early-season fishing trip on the lake! Early spring fishing can be unpredictable with rain, mud, thawing ice and runoff posing challenges to fishermen. However, with a few handy tips, you’re more likely to have a successful fishing expedition.

Spring Fishing Tip 1: Check the weather

It may sound obvious, but how many times have you stepped out on a sunny spring morning only to be surprised by freezing rain in the afternoon? Make sure you know the forecast in advance and prepare accordingly. For example, cold weather might call for targeting steeper banks with spoons and/or jerk baits. Also, make sure you have a change of clothes with you, in case the weather gets you more wet than you expected to be.

Spring Fishing Tip 2: Seek clarity

Especially after spring rain, water can be muddy, which makes it a challenge to spot and catch fish. If this is the case, try to seek out clearer water, even if it’s not crystal clear. For example, if the banks are flooded, the water that covers the normal bank will be clearer, and fish will be concentrated there.

Spring Fishing Tip 3: Be patient

Fishing takes patience this early in the season. There will be long stretches when the fish just aren’t biting – but once they do, they’re abundant. Stick with it, and you’ll be rewarded.

If you’re interested in an early spring fishing trip that combines the thrills of the great outdoors with the comforts of modern accommodations, book a trip at Lawrence Bay Lodge today! Located on Reindeer Lake, we’re among Canada’s top locations for fishing vacations. Call us at 701-262-4560 to book your lodge room or outpost cabin.